Monday, May 21, 2012

Rats Control service

Rats offers attic cleanup and deodorization services to eliminate this odor and biohazard, thus making your attic a safer place, and eliminating the odor that will attract new rats to your house. The service includes:
  • Vaccuuming out small droppings where possible
  • Removal by hand of any crusty urine insulation
  • Heavy misting of atomized BioShield decontaminating agent

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rodents Can Cause Serious Damage

Rodents Can Cause Serious Damage

Electrical fires and phone outages
Ruined insulation: Rodents compress, shred, or move insulation for nests in attics, crawlspaces, and wall voids.
Structural damage: Rats can tunnel through and shred wood, sheetrock (trade name for plaster board), insulation, camping supplies, boxes, plastic garbage cans, and many other structural and stored items. Rats can exert thousands of pounds of pressure at the tip of their teeth! They can gnaw access holes anywhere from ground level to the roof and squeeze through tiny holes and cracks.
Urine, droppings & dead rodents: Smelly contamination is common when rodents urinate, defecate, or die in heating ductwork or other areas of a home. A secondary infestation of flies and other insects is common.
Weakened foundation soils: Many rats create elaborate tunnels that can weaken soil integrity under your home.
Grease marks: When rodents rub against siding or walls they leave unsightly rub marks or grease marks.
An initial thorough inspection from the top to the bottom left to right.
Develop a course of action to contain and protect further infestation.
Keeping rats out! we take pride in unraveling the mystery of where rodents are getting into your home. We use our extensive training in rat and mouse biology to think like a rat in order to catch a rat.
Rats and mice get into your home interior, attic, or crawlspace through entry points. Because their skulls are flexible they can get through tiny openings.

Rodent control can't be effective without sealing off these gaps. This work requires tedious attention to detail because their routes are often tricky to fully locate. This is where the art and science of rodent exclusion comes in.
Rodents carry diseases and they leave filth that can create a biohazard. As part of either attic or substructure crawlspace cleanup, Ampm pest control applies a disinfectant to surfaces. This disinfectant can't be removed, and greatly aids in the decontamination process. It is applied as a fog that drifts into hard-to-reach areas or, when needed, as a heavier spray that penetrates deeper into the surface build-up.
Deodorize the odor from rat or mouse urine, feces, and dead rodent carcasses is horrendous. The stench is always found where they've lived and sometimes it reaches into the living space of your home.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Exterminator tips seattle

Knowing about the habits of the pest will go a long way to helping you figure out how to get rid of them.
To prevent pests you need to do three things. You have to get rid of food sources, water sources and living areas. One of the first steps is removing and cleaning up any food waste, standing water or clutter. You should also check the outside of your home to make sure you do not have anything that may be drawing pests to your home. Wood should be stacked of the ground and away from the house; garbage bins should be tightly closed; tree branches should not be touching the house.

You should also check for any cracks or openings o both the inside and outside walls of the house. The kitchen seems to be the biggest place for pests, so take extra steps in there. Clean up dirty dishes quickly; take garbage out promptly, do not keep recyclables in the house; wipe up spills and dry them; do not leave open food containers sitting around.

Seattle Exterminators

Rats and mice control service

Keep rats out of sewer pipes
Rats have a great sense of smell. They can follow the scent of food washed down drains by garbage disposals and dish washing.

•Keep your kitchen sink rinsed clean and use garbage disposals as little as possible.
•Clean your drain! Use 1 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of vinegar and rinse with boiling water. You can also use 1 cup of bleach and rinse with boiling water.
•Clean your kitchen sink drain monthly.
•Never pour grease or oils down the drain.

How do rats get into the sewers?
Rats get into sewer systems through broken or faulty side-sewers. The Seattle Sewer Baiting program can investigate a suspected faulty side-sewer connection when rats are a concern. A broken side-sewer can be identified by pouring a colored dye down a rat burrow. If the colored water shows up in a near by sewer then the side-sewer may have a break. When the dye test indicates a broken side-sewer, it is recommended that the homeowner hire a licensed contractor to make necessary repairs.

What about rats in storm drains?
Occasionally, rats are seen going into a storm drain. In most cases the rats are ducking into the storm drain just to avoid a predator or from being seen. In some parts of Seattle, rats may gain access to the sewer if the sewer system is a combined drainage and sanitary sewer system.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Exterminator service 425 440 0966

Rat Control

It may not be that difficult to locate the rat nest if they keep you awake all night by shuffling around in the attic. But many rats stay close to the ground and live near the walls of your home's foundation. In order to find the rat nests in these situations, you may need to get under your house in its crawl space. Once down there, you should be able to find the burrows and figure out how large your rat family is. Make sure to wear a protective mask and gloves when working near rats. Rodent urine is supposed to show up under blacklight if you have one of those handy. There is an LED blacklight in flashlight form if you want to dish out about 70 bucks.Once you have located the rat colony, it's time to find out how they are getting into your home. Rats can squeeze through an opening ½ inch wide. Look around the outside of your home for potential entry points. Pay close attention in order to detect cracks in the foundation and excess gaps where wire or pipes enter your house. Some rats will be able to burrow under the foundation, so look for holes in the ground around your house. Work your way up from the ground to the roof. Rats are expert climbers, so they could be getting in under the eaves of your roof.Now that you have located the entry points, it is time to close them off. You will want to seal up those holes with something the rats won't be able to chew through. Heavy gauge metal meshing, sheet metal, cement, or mortar are the best rat-proof barriers. Fill in the cracks in your foundation with cement. Some people put sharp things in the wet cement to deter the rats from digging it out before it dries; broken glass seems to be effective for this. Cover the other holes with the metal sheeting and fasten it tightly with external screws. You can use expanding foam or caulking to seal a hole, but without something metal to block them, they will just chew their way through.The best way to catch a rat is with a snap trap. They look just like mouse traps except bigger. They are cheap easy to set and easy to empty. There are other types of traps available, like glue boards, or the Rat Zapper. Glue boards are extremely ineffective and not lethal; they're just torturous. The rat zapper lures them into a box and delivers a lethal shock. Many people believe the shock is not strong enough for the big rats, so that leaves us with snap traps. Set them with butter or peanut butter for bait. Check them daily or hourly depending on how many “snaps” you hear. When disposing of rat bodies, wear gloves, double bag the bodies, and place them in an external garbage bin.Once the sound of rat traps snapping shut has died down in your house, it is time to clean up the mess the rats left behind. To clean up rat feces, nests, and what not, you will want to wear goggles, a dust mask, and gloves. Once you have donned your apparel, survey the damage and determine what needs to be replaced. Frequently insulation will be soaked with urine; bag it up and throw it away. You can use a blacklight to check and see what has urine on it. To clean up feces and other small particulate matter, use a shop vacuum. For things that can't be removed, like wood and other parts of the house, use an weak solution of bleach (1 Tbsp bleach to 1 gallon water) or use an enzymatic cleaner.Rat Control
After cleaning up the rat mess, it will be a good idea to continue setting rat traps and checking them on a daily basis. Don't put too much bait on the trap, as that will just encourage more rats to come around. It may seem frustrating to have to check the trap everyday, but if you catch a rat, it gives you the opportunity to get a head start on shoring up your house again for the coming months. Because, even after going through all the work of sealing up your house and trapping the remaining rats inside, they might come back and find a new way in. Keeping rats out of your house will be easier if you remove things that attract them. Keep food containers covered and sealed inside and out. Move trash cans away from the house. Keep the ground free of debris, like piles of leaves and brush. Make it harder for the burrowing rats to dig in the ground around your house by adding rocks. And, if nothing else seems to work and you are at your wits' end, just call a professional. It's alright. You gave them a good fight. At least the exterminator will be impressed with your knowledge of rats.